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LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

U.S. NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Matt Kolon is Brocade’s new Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific

Based in Beijing, Kolon will be responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and product roadmap within APAC

IT GOVERNANCE

Regulation stifling financial tech innovation in Australia

Banks say the government needs to take a more balanced approach to regulation and stop stifling their ability to innovate

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Making the leap from CIO to CEO: Quinton Hall

The chief operating officer, tourism and group support services, at Tourism Holdings is joining the growing ranks of ICT executives moving to the top role – in July, he takes over as CEO of Ngai Tahu Tourism in Christchurch.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

4 qualities to look for in a data scientist

Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Macquarie Group, Atlassian, Mirvac back Dropbox for Business

Dropbox set to open Sydney office to access Australia's talent pool

DATA CENTER

Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

The company increases its Asian presence again after recently opening two data centers

IMAGING AND PRINTING

HP survey finds up to a quarter of male office workers in Australia scream abuse at printers

Similar proportion of females more likely to give a printer words of encouragement.

INDUSTRIES

Airlines and airports invest in business intelligence but must do more to avoid problems

All airlines and 90 percent of airports are investing in business intelligence systems to better serve the needs of their passengers, although more progess is needed to make these investments count, according to air industry IT supplier Sita.

INTERNET

Bringing Malaysia's most innovative netizens into the limelight: DiGi

The fourth iteration of the annual WWWOW Internet For All awards includes new categories and prizes in a bid to recognise the most inspiring Malaysian netizens, says DiGi's Chan May Ling.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air: how I made the choice

Lately, I've been struggling with what's clearly a first-world problem: I have too many computers.

NETWORKING

Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT

Enterprises are finding real-world uses for Internet-connected devices but aren't interested in the buzzwords.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows XP lives on: Avast survey shows 27 percent of its XP users don't plan to switch

Microsoft may have ended support for Windows XP, but free antivirus software vendor Avast projects that for millions of users, that won't mean squat.

SECURITY

TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors

The source code of TrueCrypt, a popular disk encryption tool, is not the most polished work of programming, but it has no critical flaws or intentional backdoors, security testers concluded in a report released Monday.

STORAGE

WD introduces Thunderbolt-powered storage for Malaysian mobile professionals

Western Digital has launched in Malaysia its first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution – My Passport Pro - for creatives and mobile professionals.

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BLOGS

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

Balancing IT efficiency and effectiveness maximise customer satisfaction, minimise costs

Asian CIOs understand that successful business transformation demands an effective IT department that operates within a framework of processes, by a group of people that can deliver business-directed technology solutions.

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