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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

Eight recommendations for CIO to find success in flexible delivery

In mapping the journey of reinvention for the new world of work, a flexible service delivery model holds the key to agility, responsiveness and innovation that are needed for surviving in business today.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Some things aren’t meant to go viral

How enterprise technology and big data can play a big role in combating and tracking viral outbreaks.

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

EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

Storage giant EMC will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

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

Microsoft launches Office for Android: Check the system requirements first

Microsoft has launched the final version of Office for Android but with some system requirements.

NETWORKING

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.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

In a Reddit AMA, Bill Gates intriguingly refers to work on a digital 'personal agent'

What is Microsoft's "personal agent," and what is Bill Gates doing working on it?

SECURITY

1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

An update to 1Password brings time-based one-time passwords (TOTP for short) to its iOS app. A one-time password is typically used as a second element in two-factor authentication (2FA), a subject I've written about many times in this column. But, as noted in a sensible and honest post by AgileBits, 1Password's developer, a second factor isn't always a second factor.

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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