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Five myths (debunked) about security and privacy for Internet of Things

IoT has the potential to enable improvements to so many facets of life, the list is endless. Its primary advancement is enabling the interconnectedness of “things” and resulting insights and synergies. Yet that same connectedness raises concerns for security and privacy that must be addressed.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

The head of IBM's SoftLayer cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new cloud division.

IT GOVERNANCE

Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on Jan. 19, remains in effect.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

CIOs: Are you throwing out your IT equipment too early?

The proliferation of "big" concepts such as data analytics, data centre infrastructure management, data centre and a host of other terms serve to add to the buzz, and complexities, of the marketplace.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Eyeing a role in global IoT, Malaysia opens CREST centre in Penang

Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, and Kontron help in this first industry-led IoT, big data lab, which will benefit Malaysia's national economy, said CREST.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Mobility and Cloud will be key to enterprise going forward: Certus

Mobility will be the key to enterprise agility in the coming years. That's the word from Certus director of mobile solutions, Matt Smith.

DATA CENTER

Exploring the differences between Data Centres and the Cloud

Understanding the differences between data centres and the cloud will help you determine which solution best suits your company's needs.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson launches new innovation centre to boost SEA’s printing industry

The centre aims to educate partners and customers on how Epson’s solutions will help them improve their efficiency, versatility and capability.

INDUSTRIES

Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.

INTERNET

Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

The holiday season proved to be a good one for Amazon, which reported a jump in sales for the last quarter and a return to profit.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

The iPhone 6 has sold so well that Apple tied with Samsung for the top position in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter, closing the gap with its South Korean competitor.

NETWORKING

FCC banks nearly US$45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

The AWS-3 spectrum is called paired spectrum, which in this case sits between 1755MHz and 1780MHz for the uplink portion and 2155MHz and 2180MHz for the downlink.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Enter Windows 8 Safe Mode when you can't boot Windows 8

Glennr4466 found a flaw in my advice about booting into Windows 8 Safe Mode. Because it requires a reboot, it doesn't work if Windows refuses to boot at all.

SECURITY

Who runs an antivirus scan these days? Apparently almost nobody

The traditional anti-virus scan seems to be close to extinction, with barely one in ten PC users bothering to run them regularly, or at all, according to the latest analysis from security firm OPSWAT.

STORAGE

AstraZeneca to roll out Box to its entire workforce

Box made its successful initial public offering last week.

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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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