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The dirty secrets of project management revealed

For business systems, the project go-live date really does matter -- and project managers seem willing to sacrifice budget limits more often than they're willing to blow past a scheduled deadline. There are sound business reasons for doing this as bonuses, commissions and stock valuations depend upon the revenues and earnings for the quarter. So you don't want to make any changes that would mess up this quarter's results, but you do want to implement changes as early as possible next quarter.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Five key decisions before you use employee share schemes

In tech hotspots such as Silicon Valley, employee option schemes are commonly used in high-growth companies to incentivise talented people. Here is a guide to find out whether this option is right for your company, and what are areas to watch out for.

IT GOVERNANCE

Malwarebytes offers amnesty to pirates amid licensing overhaul

Malwarebytes is extending an olive branch to software pirates as it tries to banish bogus licenses from its system.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Q&A - Splunk's Marc Olesen: 'Splunking Splunk'

Mark Olesen, Splunk's SVP and GM of its newly launched Cloud service, stopped to chat with ARN about how the Big Data and business analytics company has made the transition. Although Splunk Cloud launched in the US/Canada October 2013, it only recently launched in Australia in April.

LEGAL

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Google to hear a case in which it was accused of infringing Oracle copyrights by using Java in its Android mobile operating system.

OUTSOURCING

Singapore's banking industry to impose minimum standards on OSPs

According to the Association of Banks Singapore, the guidelines will raise the level of compliance standards among outsourced service providers (OSPs) while reducing the industry's compliance costs.

PROJECT MGMT

Multi-speed IT needs multi-speed CIOs

As the leader and advocate of the IT strategy, the CIO has to be the executive who can ensure rapid delivery without breaking the business.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

iOS, iTunes upgrades for Apple Music available early Tuesday

Apple will make iOS 8.4, the upgrade necessary to try out the Cupertino, Calif. company's new streaming music service, available early Tuesday for downloading to iPhones and iPads.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Intellect IT announces enterprise-level partnership with VMware

IT and communications integration and support company, Intellect IT, has announced an enterprise-level partnership with VMware. As part of the partnership, it's been awarded the VMware vCloud Air specialisation status.

DATA CENTER

Intellect IT announces enterprise-level partnership with VMware

IT and communications integration and support company, Intellect IT, has announced an enterprise-level partnership with VMware. As part of the partnership, it's been awarded the VMware vCloud Air specialisation status.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

DxO One promises to turn your iPhone into a pro camera

This tiny camera clips to your iPhone and can capture photos as good as from a digital SLR, says its makers.

INDUSTRIES

Local Measure addresses the importance of extracting value from Big Data

There are many opportunities surrounding the Big Data space and if businesses milk the value from all the data they've got, it can change the way they deal with customers, according to Local Measure founder and chief executive, Jonathan Barouch.

INTERNET

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Google to hear a case in which it was accused of infringing Oracle copyrights by using Java in its Android mobile operating system.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Verizon shines in extensive U.S. wireless speed tests

Speed isn't everything when it comes to wireless service, but it sure comes in handy when you need to upload a large video or stream a new album. That's why the major carriers constantly boast that they have the fastest networks. They all can't be number one in speed, of course, but the four leading wireless providers are delivering faster speeds, in more areas, than ever before -- and even Sprint, a perennial slowpoke, is finally making significant gains.

NETWORKING

5 facets of the coming Internet of Things boom

A McKinsey study attempts to quantify the economic impact of IoT.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

SECURITY

Banking malware proves tough to repel

Companies are finding it tough to keep out new types of banking malware, which continue to get better following the bar-raising threat known as Zeus.

STORAGE

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

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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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