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LEGAL

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

A U.S. surveillance court has extended a controversial telephone records dragnet while the National Security Agency works to wind down the program on orders from Congress.

OUTSOURCING

The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried. They fear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) his administration is pushing could make it harder for them to make what they see as needed changes to the visa program.

PROJECT MGMT

Workday spans finance and HR with real-time planning tool

Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal

An appeals court ruled against Apple's challenge of a lower court's decision which found the company liable for illegally conspiring with e-book publishers to jack up prices.

CLOUD COMPUTING

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

Traditional document applications are still among many workers' core computing apps, but the cloud-based Google for Work and Microsoft's Office 365 suites facilitate more collaborative, real-time workflows. The differences between Google Docs and Word Online are sometimes indiscernible, but for the millions of people who spend hours with the platforms each week, small variances can be a big deal.

DATA CENTER

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware has settled a lawsuit initiated by a former executive that alleged the company and a partner overcharged the U.S. government for products over a six-year period.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Jaunt shows high-end VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system.

INDUSTRIES

GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect

GarageBand 10.1 also features updates for EDM and hip-hop artists, Force Touch support, and more.

INTERNET

Dropbox and Xero team up to increase productivity for small businesses

Cloud-based services company, Dropbox, and Cloud-based accounting software vendor, Xero, have inked a partnership that allows both companies to integrate their services for collaboration and better serve the small business market.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

The Takeaway: Why Microsoft could write off its Nokia deal tomorrow

Microsoft could move quickly to write off a big chunk of its 2014 purchase of Nokia tomorrow, the first day of its next fiscal quarter.

NETWORKING

Linksys ships high-gain replacement router antennas

Available in 2- and 4-packs, the antennas promise to extend the range of any Wi-Fi router with an RP-SMA mount.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft releases its second Windows 10 build in two days

Microsoft surprised testers of Windows 10 on Tuesday by launching another build of its forthcoming operating system just a day after the last update.

SECURITY

Gartner gives nod for 8th year in row, says Blue Coat Malaysia

Gartner has positioned Blue Coat in Secure Web Gateways 'Leaders Quadrant' while a Vanson Bourne study links security readiness to business benefits, said Blue Coat’s Ivan Wen.

STORAGE

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4 percent leap over the same quarter in 2014.

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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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