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Social-media policies: You can't say that!

Most companies' social media policies, if they exist at all, are highly inadequate, outdated or both.

IT GOVERNANCE

AllSeen cuts the ribbon on a bridge to other IoT worlds

The AllSeen Alliance is expanding the reach of its AllJoyn Internet of Things framework with bridging software that lets other types of devices look like part of the same family.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

LEGAL

Google asks for, and gets, extra time to respond to European antitrust charges

Google has managed to push the resolution of the antitrust case brought against it by the European Commission until after the long summer vacation.

OUTSOURCING

The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried. They fear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) his administration is pushing could make it harder for them to make what they see as needed changes to the visa program.

PROJECT MGMT

Workday spans finance and HR with real-time planning tool

Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

DATA CENTER

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware has settled a lawsuit initiated by a former executive that alleged the company and a partner overcharged the U.S. government for products over a six-year period.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Jaunt shows high-end VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system.

INDUSTRIES

Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

INTERNET

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

Traditional document applications are still among many workers' core computing apps, but the cloud-based Google for Work and Microsoft's Office 365 suites facilitate more collaborative, real-time workflows. The differences between Google Docs and Word Online are sometimes indiscernible, but for the millions of people who spend hours with the platforms each week, small variances can be a big deal.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Think Retro: An iPhone in Newton's clothing?

Last week, the vice president of design for Lenovo, the company which a decade ago bought IBM's computer division, floated the idea of creating a computer which is both thoroughly modern and yet which "embraces the original design details [of 1992's 700c] in the strongest way possible." Basically, he wants to make a retro ThinkPad with modern guts, and he wants to know if you'd buy it.

NETWORKING

Linksys ships high-gain replacement router antennas

Available in 2- and 4-packs, the antennas promise to extend the range of any Wi-Fi router with an RP-SMA mount.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

While the world's focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and--shall we say--politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.

SECURITY

Gartner gives nod for 8th year in row, says Blue Coat Malaysia

Gartner has positioned Blue Coat in Secure Web Gateways 'Leaders Quadrant' while a Vanson Bourne study links security readiness to business benefits, said Blue Coat’s Ivan Wen.

STORAGE

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4 percent leap over the same quarter in 2014.

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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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