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India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

With new iPhones -- and a watch -- Apple moves on from Jobs

Apple certainly had a lot to announce and preview during its almost-two-hour media event for the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which included not only new phones but the company's new mobile payments system known as Apple Pay and the first preview of the Apple Watch -- set to debut sometime early next year.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Pay up for talent? Is there a security salary disconnect?

Demand for security pros has never been higher, so why are salaries flat?

IT GOVERNANCE

New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents in a new survey say that decades-old telephone regulations should not apply to the Internet, which suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, an advocacy group said.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

How CIOs can learn to better presenters

With their executive power under fire, CIOs need to step out from behind their desks and take a more prominent and visible role both inside and outside their companies.

LEGAL

CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

The CTO of a Costa Rica-based payment network that U.S. prosecutors allege primarily served the cybercriminal underworld pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business.

OUTSOURCING

Deutsche Bank in Singapore taps on Avaloq for BPO services

The BPO provider will run the bank's wealth management back office in Singapore.

PROJECT MGMT

6 strategies for cancelling a major IT project

Sometimes it's better to walk away from an IT project, even a big one, than to fall further down the rabbit hole. These tips will help you cancel a project and keep your dignity (and reputation) intact.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

ACCA: Big data analytics is transforming CFO roles, SAP concurs

Jennifer Lopez of ACCA Malaysia says their research finds more CFOs are using technology to drive business.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, that was meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

DATA CENTER

Intel outlines vision for transformation of the data centre

The enterprise data centre will be transformed by technologies such as silicon photonics, rack scale architecture and software defined systems in the near future, claims Intel, saying these technologies will help businesses meet demand for digital services.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Cold-proof Ricoh action cam has Wi-Fi remote control

If you fancy photographing Arctic wildlife, Ricoh Imaging has a new Wi-Fi action camera that works in frigid conditions and underwater.

INDUSTRIES

Sharp to mass-produce low-power mobile displays in 2017

Sharp has set 2017 as its target for mass production of a new display it says will reduce power consumption in smartphones and tablets.

INTERNET

Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

Google has acquired Polar, a company that specializes in online polls that allows its customers to get "instant opinions on anything."

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don't explain how they collect users' personal information, a study of 1,211 popular apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found.

NETWORKING

SDN market could hit $18B by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192% in 2013 and is poised to reach $18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 9 leak: How the new Start menu could backfire

The latest Windows 9 leaks, showing a Start-menu fusion of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, beg the question: Microsoft, why are you scooping ice cream over a hot dog?

SECURITY

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don't explain how they collect users' personal information, a study of 1,211 popular apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found.

STORAGE

QNAP TS-251 NAS box review: Fast and versatile, but short on memory

A faster CPU noticeably improves a NAS box's file-handling performance. The 2.4GHz Intel Celeron J1800 in QNAP's two-bay TS-251 also facilitates value-added functions, such as on-the-fly video encoding and the ability to run virtual machines. You wouldn't even attempt these tasks on an Atom-powered NAS box. But you need at least 2GB of memory to run the Virtualization Station app that handles virtual machines, and the $499 model that's currently available ships with only 1GB. More on that and similar issues later.

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BLOGS

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

Rest in peace, Apple iPhone

The iPhone 6 could be a good product, if 'good' is what you're after

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