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Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

7 project management tools any business can afford

There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

TECHNOLOGY

APPLICATIONS

What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for one

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

CLOUD COMPUTING

From ad hoc to advanced… How cloud is slowly taking shape in A/NZ

Businesses continue to gradually build cloud capabilities on both sides of the Tasman.

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel believes PC users won't care about the manufacturing process, just the performance of the chips.

DATA CENTRE

Trump announces budget cuts that may give China tech leadership

China continues to remind the U.S. it is winning the supercomputing race

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Tokyo Tech and Input Output HK creates Cryptocurrency Collaborative Research Chair

The project aims to pioneer the research and education of blockchain-related technologies in Japan

INDUSTRIES

Laid-off IT workers worry U.S. is losing tech jobs to outsourcing

UC San Francisco is contracting out IT work to an Indian offshoring firm, and a known H-1B visa program user.

INTERNET

eCommerce Tracker: Malaysian partnership solves 'last mile' challenge

To better meet customer expectations, a bricks-and-mortar nationwide retail chain myNews has formed a partnership to drive faster eCommerce fulfilment.

MOBILE

Battery safety still top of mind for Samsung and other phone makers

Note7 battery overheating and recall was “beyond bad,” Lenovo executive says

NETWORKING

HPE and Tata Communications will jointly build IoT network in India

The network will connect devices, applications, and other IoT services in India.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

SAP sets March 30 as launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

SAP will charge iOS developers for classroom-based courses, but offer free online training materials for the SDK

SECURITY

Cyberattacks on global democracy among regional fears, says IBM: Malaysia security interview

'There is no doubt that security is now a board level issue and organisations are realising that security is not just about risk management,' says IBM Security's Jean-Claude Broido.

STORAGE

How can Malaysian companies turn data into digital currency?

Business leaders discuss the IT strategies that can unlock the value in enterprise data.

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BLOGS

The latest ransomware threat: Doxware

Like ransomware, doxware encrypts files, but also involves purloining copies

Challenges for investment banks 2017 (Part 10): Using Distributed Ledger Technology

For blockchain-based DLT to gain acceptance, banks will need to ensure that their blockchain-enabled solutions comply with all current regulatory mandates.

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