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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

Dell Channel launches Dell Engineers Club in five SEA markets

The Dell Engineers Club is an exclusive club that offers partners the opportunity to train and network with industry thought leaders.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

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?

CLOUD COMPUTING

Google gives VMware huge public cloud boost

VMware announced a partnership with Google Thursday that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public cloud market.

DATA CENTER

NTT connects JPX and SGX

Launches low latency service for international leased lines.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Ricoh wants to help Malaysian businesses save up to 1M tonnes of steel

Malaysia's corporate, healthcare, education and F&B sectors will especially benefit from these three new green MFP solutions, says Ricoh's Peter Wee.

INDUSTRIES

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has redefined advanced broadband as having 25Mbps download speeds, up from 4Mbps, giving the agency new authority to pass rules to encourage deployment across the country.

INTERNET

Social engineering stories from the front lines

It's always amazing how little attention social engineering attacks get when discussing enterprise information security risks. After all, it's usually easier to get an unsuspecting employee to click on a link than it is to find an exploitable vulnerability on a reasonably hardened webserver. Social engineering attacks come from many different angles: from targeted e-mails, phone call pretexting, or acting like a service technician or other innocuous person to obtain access to the IT resources and data they seek.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Chromebook admins get integrated management with Dell Kace K1000

K1000 appliance expands 'enterprise of things' to Google platform

NETWORKING

FCC banks nearly US$45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

The AWS-3 spectrum is called paired spectrum, which in this case sits between 1755MHz and 1780MHz for the uplink portion and 2155MHz and 2180MHz for the downlink.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

The app requires an Office 365 business-grade subscription, and can replace in most instances the browser UI (user interface) that was previously the only available to OS X users.

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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