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How to get the job when you're overqualified

The idea of being ignored for a job because you’re overqualified may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of reasons a company might overlook your resume for that exact reason.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Yoox hires UK CIO to join Italian ecommerce fashion retailer

The new CIO at Italian online fashion pureplay Yoox - which is acquiring London-based Net-a-Porter - is experienced British financial services and retail technology director Alex Alexander, who has also performed interim C-level technology roles in UK central government.

IT GOVERNANCE

Spotting vulnerabilities takes many eyes

Vulnerabilities can take many forms, and you can't expect to uncover them all unless you have a diverse portfolio of tools to help you in the hunt.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Yoox hires UK CIO to join Italian ecommerce fashion retailer

The new CIO at Italian online fashion pureplay Yoox - which is acquiring London-based Net-a-Porter - is experienced British financial services and retail technology director Alex Alexander, who has also performed interim C-level technology roles in UK central government.

LEGAL

Microsoft buries hatchet with Kyocera, ending litigation

Microsoft and Kyocera have put an end to a patent spat that began earlier this year by expanding a patent cross-licensing deal between them.

OUTSOURCING

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

PROJECT MGMT

NHS IT: Another project over budget, late and with a functionality shortfall

The public sector spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, has slammed the NHS for signing off and paying for a £40 million IT system that was not fit for purpose, that was delivered late and which still cannot provide the public service intended. The Department of Health's GP Extraction Service is more than twice over budget and with the NHS estimating it will deliver less than two years' service instead of the expected five.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

With the best movies on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, who needs fireworks?

Just as certain books get categorized as "beach reading," there's a special kind of movie that's best described as "summer streaming."

CLOUD COMPUTING

Severn Trent Water taps SAP benefits as HANA begins to flow

Midlands based utility business Severn Trent Water has adopted the cloud based in-memory analytics tool SAP HANA as the latest iteration of the extensive use of SAP at the FTSE listed organisation.

DATA CENTER

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

Revenue related to infrastructure for private cloud services was up 24.4 percent to US$2.4 billion while that for public cloud services increased 25.5 percent to US$3.9 billion.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson Malaysia shows off tech in award-winning theatre projector

The KL International AV Show 2015 includes a display of some of Epson's enhancement technologies.

INDUSTRIES

Cisco launches Internet of Everything Innovation Centre in WA

Cisco's Internet of Everything (IoE) Centre in Western Australia is open for business, or rather, research and development.

INTERNET

Yoox hires UK CIO to join Italian ecommerce fashion retailer

The new CIO at Italian online fashion pureplay Yoox - which is acquiring London-based Net-a-Porter - is experienced British financial services and retail technology director Alex Alexander, who has also performed interim C-level technology roles in UK central government.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Five smartphones to look forward to

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven't bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.

NETWORKING

Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections

Although, we're focused on incoming connections here, shouldn't we also be concerned about outgoing connections as well? This seems especially important where there are data caps or outrageously expensive cellular data plans being used.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Redmond's pulled out the upgrade stops for Windows 10 to avoid a repeat in 2020 of last year's dump-XP scramble.

SECURITY

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco Systems recently realized that its Unified Communications Domain Manager (Unified CDM) software contains a default privileged account with a static password that cannot be changed, exposing the platform to hacking by remote attackers.

STORAGE

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

Revenue related to infrastructure for private cloud services was up 24.4 percent to US$2.4 billion while that for public cloud services increased 25.5 percent to US$3.9 billion.

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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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